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Metropolis experts have partnered with companies in virtually every industry over the years and are even familiar with the NYC zoning use groups. This proven, hands-on experience shortens the time line from initial planning to occupancy.


Whether renovating a landmarked building or erecting a new structure with ground-breaking design features, our NYC expediting services bring in code and zoning consultants that can pinpoint pitfalls and suggest solutions to transform client visions into reality. We partner with developers, owners, and tenants to deliver a final product that meets the needs of each.


Metropolis has collaborated on residential and mixed-use buildings throughout the greater New York City region. Our team has merged height and setback requirements for multiple streets in a single property. We helped design professionals overcome flood zone restrictions in a building with no basement. No challenge is too great.


Metropolis helps retail clients comply with energy codes and accessibility laws. When tenants move into or renovate a space, we identify which changes trigger new requirements, such as energy-efficient glass or a second means of egress. Retail space in landmarked buildings must conform to additional standards, such as signage and interior lighting restrictions.


Depending on their constituents, New York City’s public and private institutions—including schools, cultural facilities, and religious institutions—can face special pressures due to construction delays. Metropolis joins projects in the planning stages, even meeting with financial partners, for early identification and resolution of roadblocks.


Hotels and restaurants present multiple challenges in terms of zoning and construction approvals. Metropolis researches zoning restrictions during the planning phase and partners with design professionals to develop creative solutions for natural light and air requirements. We help clients manage occupancy and egress for rooftop lounges, among other challenges.


Metropolis has worked with many of the region’s largest hospitals. Our consultants navigate the internal approval process and keep these complex projects on track. We also help health care institutions secure Certificates of Occupancy (COs) and close out projects—without a hiccup in patient care.


Experience with the Department of Transportation and the Fire Department of New York City helps ensure compliance and speedy approvals with energy-related projects. We understand the processes and regulations related to traditional energy providers, while our extensive code knowledge and innovative approach offer value to alternative energy partners.


Amusement venues frequently present special challenges, ranging from zoning restrictions to multiple COs. Our zoning experts can identify suitable use groups for new projects, as well as creative-yet-compliant egress and floor space solutions. Efficient coordination with multiple agencies supports the tight construction schedules of seasonal entertainment venues.